This compelling book addresses the complex issues surrounding sexual assault pregnancy and abortion in a clear and insightful manner. Drawn from a survey of nearly 200 women who experienced rape or incest pregnancies, Victims and Victors reveals a seldom-heard truth: that most women who become pregnant through sexual assault do not want abortions!
Victims and Victors leaps past the rhetoric that typically dominates the abortion issue to give women a chance to tell their stories. These are the real “experts” on this complex issue: the women who have been there.
Just listen to what they have to say:
“After my daughter was born, it was love at first sight . . . I know I made the right decision in having her.” -Nancy “Cole”
“Often I cry. Cry because I could not stop the attacks. Cry because my daughter is dead. And I cry because it still hurts.” -Edith Young
“I think that rape victims with pregnancies are discriminated against because people seem to think you’re nuts to have a baby by a man who raped you. We are looked upon as being liars, or stupid.” -Sharon “Bailey”
“They say abortion is the easy way out, the best thing for everyone, but they are wrong. It has been over 15 years, and I still suffer.” -”Rebecca Morris”
“I thank God for the strength He gave me to go through the bad times and for all of the joy in the good times. I will never regret that I chose to give life to my daughter.” -Mary Murray
“Abortion does not help or solve a problem-it only compounds and creates another trauma for the already grieving victim by taking away the one thing that can bring joy.” -Helene Evans
“The effects of the abortion are much more far-reaching than the effects of the rape in my life.” -”Patricia Ryan”
“I, having lived through rape, and having raised a child ‘conceived in rape,’ feel personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion should be legal for rape and incest. I feel that we’re being used to further the abortion issue, even though we’ve not been asked to tell our side of the story.” -Kathleen DeZeeuw
In Victims and Victors, 20 women like the ones quoted above share what it is like to face a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. They speak bravely and candidly of the pain of sexual assault, of the sadness and trauma of abortion, and of the joy and healing of giving birth.
Victims and Victors answers these important questions-questions every pro-lifer should be asking:
What do women really need when facing a pregnancy resulting from sexual assault, and how can we best meet those needs?
How can pro-lifers hold on to their principles while providing compassionate and understanding support for pregnant sexual assault victims at the same time?
How can legislators best convey a pro-woman, pro-life philosophy when faced with questions regarding sexual assault and abortion?
How can women who have experienced sexual assault pregnancies share the truth about their experiences in a way that will truly make a difference?
You will find the answers to these questions in Victims and Victors. It gives voice to women who have experienced a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, shows why abortion is not a compassionate solution, and lays out a clear response to the premise that abortion is helpful — or even necessary — for women facing a sexual assault pregnancy.
This book is a “must read” for everyone involved in the pro-life movement. Order your copy of Victims and Victors today!
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